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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 May 2017

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Bishops Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer were tried for heresy in 1555 and burnt at the stake. By what name are they collectively known?

A
The Reformers
B
The Anglican Tigers
C
The Burning Bishops
D
The Oxford Martyrs
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2

What best describes the majority of land in Peru?

A
Coastal marshland
B
Foothills and flat land covered with jungle, east of the Andes mountain range
C
Desert
D
Mountains
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3

What expression is used to signify the obligations of the aristocracy to those less privileged?

A
Noblesse oblige
B
Bobsie-die
C
Ad Augusta
D
Sine Qua Non
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4

How heavy is a US ton?

A
2,400 pounds (1,089 kilograms)
B
2,205 pounds (1,000 kilograms)
C
2,000 pounds (907 kilograms)
D
2,240 pounds (1,016 kilograms)
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5

Which company distributed the web series "StartUp" (2016) starring Martin Freeman as Phil Rask, an FBI Agent?

A
Grouper
B
Netflix
C
Crackle
D
Pemberley Digital
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6

When then self-governing Belize gained full independence from the United Kingdom in 1981, 1,500 UK troops remained; for what reason?

A
To assist in building the hydroelectric Chalillo Dam and Mollejon Dam
B
To help build Belize navy warships
C
To defend it against Guatemala who claimed Belize and refused to recognise it as a country
D
The transport ships to take them back to the UK was diverted to the Falklands War
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7

What is the name used in the USA for the board game that the English call "draughts"?

A
Checkers
B
Chess
C
Parcheesi
D
Ludo
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